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Why I Love This Image: The Abstract First Dance

An abstract wedding photo of the couple's first dance at Waltham Abbey in Essex

As an award winning wedding photographer, and active member of the Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association (AGWPJA), I’m always looking to capture things a little differently, more creatively when I photograph a wedding.

Creative Wedding Photography

This image, from Annique and Lee’s wedding at Waltham Abbey in Essex, is a good example of how you don’t always have to have everything in focus to capture a beautiful wedding photograph.

Having already captured the coupe’s first dance, I was looking to do something more unique.  I’ve always been a big fan of abstract photography – one of my early photographic influences was the abstract expressionist photographer Aaron Siskind – so as gold tinsel fell above the couple, merging with the swirling disco lights I decided to see how it would work out of focus.

Of course, all those glorious colours and lovely bokeh mixing together really created something quite beautiful.  Whilst the couple are out of focus you can still make them out and visualise what is happening.

Abstract Wedding Photography

I love that abstract photography forces the viewer to interpret the photo for themselves more, but for me this wedding photo shouts out celebration without the need for it to be clearly explicit.  Abstraction isn’t always something that is associated with wedding photography – especially as a wedding photojournalist – but I think it adds something extra and unique to a couple’s wedding story…especially as I’m sure there were one or two blurry eyed guests by this time of the evening wedding reception.  It’s also the kind of documentary creativity that is encouraged by the AGWPJA.

So that’s why I love this image.  Click here to see more from my Why I Love This Image

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Are you getting married at Waltham Abbey in Essex? Or perhaps you like my creative and storytelling approach to wedding photography?  Either way I’d love to have a non obligatory and informal chat with you about your plans and how my documentary wedding photography can deliver the wedding photos you want.

Call or text me on 07920 422144 or send me a message via my contact page and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

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